This 3rd installment in the Maria Ceron series is stitched with 2 strands of floss over 2 linen threads. There are 2 areas of minimal back stitching on the little donkeys done in Eve’s Leaves or Grasshopper, Depending on if you choose the brighter or faded version. I stitched this using Gentle Arts Threads for the faded version which is similar to the front of the original sampler, as opposed to the bright version which is closer to the original colors on the back of the sampler. Stitched size is 100 x 98. If you are stitching the sampler as the original, the entire sampler size is 365 x 279. There is a chart inside indicating proper placement of each.
For the faded version the fabric I used was 36 count Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linens. For the brighter version I suggest using 36 count “Lentil” also by Lakeside Linens.
This piece will also fit the 8 inch “Queens” Box by Lone Elm Lane.